Audrey Niffenegger in 2009
June 13, 1963 |
South Haven, Michigan, United States
A film version of Niffenegger's debut novel, The Time Traveler's Wife (2003), starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, was released in August 2009. She has also written a graphic novel, or "novel in pictures" as Niffenegger calls it, called The Three Incestuous Sisters. This book tells the story of three unusual sisters who live in a seaside house. The book has been compared to the work of Edward Gorey.
In March 2009, Niffenegger sold her second novel, Her Fearful Symmetry, for an advance of $5 million to Charles Scribner's Sons, a unit of Simon & Schuster, after a fiercely contested auction. The book was released on 1 October 2009 and is set in London's Highgate Cemetery where, during research for the book, Niffenegger acted as a tour guide.
Art and academia 
She is also a professor in the Interdisciplinary Book Arts MFA Program at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. She is the founding member of T3 or Text 3, an artist and writer's group that also performs and exhibits in Chicago.
Niffenegger is also a Faculty member at the North Shore Art League where she teaches the Intermediate & Advanced Printmaking Seminar.
Niffenegger is an alumna of the Ragdale Foundation, where she is also a board member. She described herself as "somewhere in the spectrum of agnosticism and atheism" and ascribed her disbelief to her Catholic background.
Visual books 
Graphic novels 
Short stories 
- "Jakob Wywialowski and the Angels" (2004)
- "Prudence: The Cautionary Tale of a Picky Eater" in the book Poisonous Plants at Table (2006)
- A graphic novel from Audrey Niffenegger: The Night Bookmobile
- Audrey Niffenegger Receives $5 Million Advance for Second Novel
- Allfree, Claire (2009-10-01). "Niffenegger goes on a timely journey". Metro. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
- Niffenegger, Audrey (2009-10-03). "Audrey Niffenegger on Highgate Cemetery". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2009-10-03.
- Official Website FAQs
- NSAL : North Shore Art League
- Soriano, César G. (2009-10-05). "Niffenegger finds 'Symmetry' in death for second novel". USA Today. Retrieved 2009-10-07.
- Audrey Niffenegger - biography, plus book reviews & excerpts
- Niffenegger, Audrey (2008-08-04). "31.05.2008: The Night Bookmobile". The Guardian (London).
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- Works by or about Audrey Niffenegger in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Printworks Gallery, Art gallery representing Audrey Niffenegger
- Audrey Niffenegger at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview with Writer Unboxed 3/06 about craft, the process of writing and editing, Time Traveler's Wife, The Three Incestuous Sisters, Her Fearful Symmetry, more.
-  Feature-length radio interview with KGNU Claudia Cragg discussing 'Her Fearful Symmetry'
- Audrey Niffenegger Papers at Newberry Library